COLUMBUS, GA (WTVM) - Youth and police relationships were big talkers for Columbus law enforcement and administrators with the Barber's Driving School on Monday.
The agencies are teaming up to kickstart a campaign later this week called PRAAAY, which stands for "Protecting Relationships Among Authority, Adults and Youth."
The campaign will teach young drivers how to respond to law enforcement in a variety of situations, with a big emphasis on how to react during a traffic stop.
Program leaders say they decided to form the program after situations of police clashing with teens gained national attention this past year.
"There's a lot of myths about what your rights are and what you can and shouldn't do when you're getting involved in a traffic stop or if you're being served for a felony warrant," said school president Al Barber. "We like to make sure that the teens understand what their rights are. )
The program will launch this Wednesday at Northside High School and organizers hope to reach every Muscogee County high school within the upcoming year.